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Learn how each loan works, what you're eligible for and how to apply. You can also jump to a quick comparison of the different options. If you're looking for a PhD, read our guide to UK doctoral loans.
Student Awards Agency Scotland offers two loans for Masters & Postgraduate Diploma courses in 2021, with up to £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs.Read more
Postgraduate loans are a new addition to the UK funding landscape. Our blog features regular news stories and updates.Read more
The UK's four postgraduate loan options have plenty in common, but there are some differences between the individual schemes.
Here's a quick comparison of the key details:
|Level||Full Masters||Up to Masters||Full Masters||Up to Masters|
|Courses||Taught & Research||Taught & Research||Taught & Research||Taught & Research|
|Length||Up to 4 years||Up to 3 years||Up to 4 years||Up to 4 years|
|*Wales offers Masters students a grant of between £1,000 and £6,885, based on household income. A postgraduate loan is then available to top this up to £17,489. This maximum amount is likely to increase slightly in 2021.|
|**Scotland offers two separate postgraduate loans for tuition fees and living costs. Their eligibility criteria differ slightly.|